Monday Musings – August

Just another Manic Monday!

Welcome to the first edition of Musing Mondays for August. Wow, where have all those months gone? Time flies so fast when you are enjoying, isn’t it? Anyway, here’s our Musing Monday. This is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should be Reading.

Musing Mondays (Oct. 3)

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.

• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!

• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.

• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!

Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing for today is about my reading habit. As you all know, I have a habit of reading books with a theme for every month. Last month, July, is the second part or second half of the year, so I read Sequels or the second books of a trilogy..

This week, or should I say, this month of August is all about Angels and Demons! Yes, I have already arranged my shelves to ake sure that I am gonna read books that have angels and demons on them. I am all about Angels, their origins, their kinds, their love lives. Next, I’d love to know more about their counterparts, too. The Demons. The Black angels. The Evil monsters.

Here are my upcoming Books-To-Read this month:

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Death Whispers by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
Demon Hunter and Baby by Anna Elliott
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sandman by Neil Gaiman
Mark of a Demon by Diana Rowland
Undeadly by Michelle Vail

angelology angelsdemons clockwork deathwhispers

demongirl demonhunter fallen hadeshalo

hushhush  sandman mark undeadly

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love galore

It’s February! My most favorite month of the year. Why? Because aside from it being the LOVE month, it happened to be my birth month too.

Oh yes, I’m getting a year older again. A year wiser, too. At least that’s what my kids said. Teehee ^_~

Anyway, for this month, the books I am going to read are mostly Contemporary Romances  and Rom-Coms. Yes, romantic-comedies bring out the girl in me. So my booklist is going to be love-infested.

Yeah, I wanna go lovey-dovey and romancey at this time of the year. I wanna fall in love all over again. I wanna laugh my heart out. I want to cry and sigh. I want to get giggly and gooey when I imagine a romantic scene. 

So I guess.. I think I’ll set aside the paranormals and faeries month. But don’t fret, my dear friends. My favorite fantaseries will make their presence felt on March.

For now, let the love bug bite and be ready to fall in love.

themes

As for those who do not know me, I am actually a reader who would like variety in her reading life. But sometime in the middle of this year, I decided to read books based on Themes.

Actually it started in March, when I decided to read books that has one-word titles. What I mean is, the title of the books I’ve read contains only one line. So I called it March One-Liners. Like for examples:

Beastly, Shiver, Neverwhere, Flipped, Ingo, et al…  

Then in June, my book theme was June Fantasy; so I read books about dragons, witches, knights, faeries and even aliens. Here are the books I’ve read during that month:

Eragon – about dragons
Lament (Books of Faerie, #1) – self explanatory
The Summer Country / Avalon High – both are Arthurian stories
Peter and the Starcatchers – Peter Pan!!
Stranger in a Strange Land – Alien from Mars
Cloaked – a fairytale (about Frog Prince)

In July, I tagged that month as July Book-to-Films because most of the books I’ve read were made into movies.

Red Riding Hood
A Bend in the Road
City of Ember 
The Lovely Bones 
and The Golden Compass

August was more of the Narrative Mode month; where the narrator is the actual character in the story. To explain better;  the story is relayed by a narrator who is also a character within the story, so that the narrator reveals the plot by referring to this viewpoint character as “I”.

Example of the books I’ve read where the storyteller is always the first-person:

Careful What You Wish For, Would You, Simmer Down, The Manolo Matrix, Shadowland, Red Blooded Murder and Winter Rose.

And last month, my theme was simple: September Chick-Lit; a genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. Those I really enjoyed were:

Love The One You’re With, Remember Me, Spying In High Heels, Who’s That Girl & LA Candy

For this month, I call it October Duos, where I’m gonna read either anthologies, bundles or those that has Book 1 & Book 2. I’ve already started with Irish Girls About Town,  and have started the 2 Darkwing Chronicles (Beyond The Pale & Past Redemption.) Hopefully next week, I’ll be able to start the Riley Bloom series (Radiance & Shimmer) and then the Donovan Legacies (by Nora Roberts).

Oh this is gonna be an exciting month. Hope I would be able to stay true to my themed reading. Have a nice weekend everyone!

All Pictures on this post are derived from Google Images. Thanks Google!